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Car Accident in Vancouver Leads to Pedophile’s Arrest

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
Personal Injury Lawyer at McComb Witten Marcoux

Posted on Nov 05, 2013

A Vancouver car accident attorney at McComb Witten recently learned of a car accident in Vancouver at Kingsway and Joyce Street that led to the arrest of 58-year-old Donald William Snow, a convicted pedophile.

The female driver who collided with Snow called the police as soon as she saw the driver who hit her stumbling around the road. She told The Province: “I thought I was just calling the police because I was involved in an accident and he seemed drunk … I didn’t know he was a pedophile who has breached his probation.”

In a disturbing twist of events, the RCMP officers who questioned Snow allegedly found a paper bag containing child pornography in his vehicle. The driver who had been involved in the car accident in Vancouver said that she heard the police say, “Looks like you've been shopping, Donald.”

Snow has a history of run-ins with the law. In 1988, a court in St. John’s, Newfoundland found him guilty of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy. Snow moved to Vancouver in 2003, after spending time in jail for sex offences in Newfoundland and New Brunswick. Police arrested him again in 2010, after an officer saw him watching toddlers near the Mount Pleasant Community Center. (He had been banned from coming within 100 meters of the community center.)

Vancouver police Sergeant Randy Fincham confirmed that Snow had been arrested for violating his probation and for possessing child pornography. 89-year-old Elisabeth Adams, an old friend, told reporters that Snow suffered a brain injury in a car collision in 1981—and that the head injury may have permanently altered his judgment.

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